Representative Dave Camp is among those retiring from the House. Photo: AP

April 3 (Bloomberg) — Raising taxes for top earners was anathema to Representative Dave Camp. Still, there he was on New Year’s Day 2013 backing a plan to do just that — averting a U.S. fiscal crisis — to help John Boehner.

Camp’s announcement this week that he won’t seek re- election means one less loyal lieutenant for Boehner. The Ways and Means Committee chairman is the latest supporter of the House speaker to call it quits.

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